Dwarf Fortress – randomly generated, persistent fantasy world

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  • dwarf-fortress-assets

    My Dwarf Fortress assets

    I'm so happy seeing DF reach a larger audience with the Steam release, it's been such a joy to experiment with over the years, and I feel like Zach and Tarn deserve a lot more recognition.

    Here's my personal DF tileset - https://github.com/Hezkore/dwarf-fortress-assets

  • Cursive

    A Text User Interface library for the Rust programming language

    The thing that gets me about Dwarf Fortress is that it's a 64-bit text-mode game.

    As a grey-haired developer who got excited about "DOS Extenders" that allowed 32-bit mode, seeing a text-mode game written as a native 64-bit application is bizarrely anachronistic.

    I get a similar feeling from text-mode GUI frameworks for Rust, which allow multi-threading and 64-bit but are essentially clones of Borland Turbo Vision, where you had to be mindful to keep lists smaller than 64KB: https://github.com/gyscos/cursive

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